Only the creative minds of folks from The Puppet Co could find a zany way to give the Wizard of Oz story a fresh new spin while encouraging imagination and make believe. In their usual fashion, the company members took the time to deconstruct the scenes to relay the message with a contemporary flair while […]
Archives for August 2011
The DCTS Interactive Guide to the Washington DC Area Theatre Season
This import from the National Theatre in London, at the Beaumont Theatre in LincolnCenter, is more an experience than a play, and as such it’s a hum-dinger. As a play it is less than that, for stripped of its trappings, which are tremendous, it’s more or less “Lassie Come Home” minus dog, plus horse. I […]
Once again, PS Classics comes to the rescue of aficionados who have a few blank spaces in the Gershwin section of our theatre shelves.
Grease is one of those Broadway musicals that’s been grown, shrunk, and re-shaped over time so that each version you see can be rather different from the last. The Olney Theatre’s sprightly but not completely satisfying take on the show resembles more recent Broadway and London iterations, circa 2007, with perhaps a snip or two.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. There’s this thing in the middle of the room, and it’s growing. In fact, it’s consuming everything in sight. First it’s the size of a beaver, then of a Doberman Pinscher, and finally the size of a Volkswagen. And there’s this nervous, nerdy, nebbishy little guy who keeps feeding […]
Today, Taffety Punk continues its annual tradition of bootleg performances when the company plus friends gather for the one and only rehearsal of tonight’s single performance of William Shakespeare’s King John. As Folger’s box office opens at noon to distribute the night’s free tickets, the cast members, their lines memorized, director, choreographer and designers will […]